In 2009, my journey on the internet began. My first website was GridironChat.com, which still exists (though nothing like its original form). You may have seen it at some point, but if not check it out – you’ll find some good clinic and video notes there.
Gridiron Chat was intended to be my ticket to fame and fortune in the football coaching world, as it was really one of the first sites of its kind. I was also among the first Football Coaches to deliver a podcast on iTunes (and have brought podcasting back with The Football Coaching Podcast). Now I want to bring those podcasts back! Keep reading to listen to my earliest Podcast attempts for free.
How Gridiron Chat became Football-Defense.com
Throughout 2009, 44 episodes of The Gridiron Chat Podcast were created. They were just me with a head set, talking football about whatever I wanted to talk about. You can see the evolution of the site, my online businesses, and the podcasts all in one.
The original target market was people who did not know much football. I thought I would be able to teach them football! This still seems like a good idea, but a good idea for someone else to execute. For me, I quickly found I only really relate to football coaches. I can talk even the most novice football coach with the greatest of ease. But you throw a mom who wants to know that her baby is going to be okay in front of me… well I struggle.
And so, Gridiron Chat faded into the background, quickly upstaged by a little side blog I was doing – which became Football-Defense.com.
But the Podcasts?
The podcasts went through the evolution too, and I think that somewhere in the 44 episodes are some entertaining, informative moments. In fact, they have been for sale on this site. My favorite episodes of Offense and Defense were packaged up into two “Albums” for $10 each. (don’t buy them now, buy a membership if you really want to listen!)
But now I’m going to make them free to all Football-Defense.com members! And as a not-so-subtle teaser, the first 5 episodes are available below to everyone!
So you’ll find the first two episodes, Offense Basics and Defense Basics, to be pretty elementary. From there we start to pick it up. Give them a listen! (The sound quality is horrific on the early episodes, but I promise it improves!)
Episode 01 – Basic Offense
Episode 02 – Basic Defense
Episode 03 – Basic Running Plays, Part 1
Episode 04 – Basic Running Plays, Part 2
Episode 05 – Formations & Backfields
(Want to download the episode? Right click on the Episode Title and click Save As…)
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